appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)
create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"
found, form, put up, list, identify, represent, be, bring up, mention, name, describe, advert, plant, put forward, comprise, establish, key out, propose, institute, diagnose, call, charge, discover, make up, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, name, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, charge, load, bear down, commit, blame, charge up, nominate, excite, lodge, send, constitute
"a beautifully appointed house"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Allot, originally to assign by lot, applies to the giving of a definite thing to a certain person. A portion or extent of time is allotted; as, I expect to live out my allotted time. A definite period is appointed; as, the audience assembled at the appointed hour. Allot may also refer to space; as, to allot a plot of ground for a cemetery; but we now oftener use select, set apart, or assign. Allot is not now used of persons. Appoint may be used of time, space, or person; as, the appointed day; the appointed place; an officer was appointed to this station. Destine may also refer to time, place, or person, but it always has reference to what is considerably in the future; a man appoints to meet his friend in five minutes; he destines his son to follow his own profession. Assign is rarely used of time, but rather of places, persons, or things. We assign a work to be done and assign a man to do it, who, if he fails, must assign a reason for not doing it. That which is allotted, appointed, or assigned is more or less arbitrary; that which is awarded is the due requital of something the receiver has done, and he has right and claim to it; as, the medal was awarded for valor. Compare APPORTION.
Allot to a company for a purpose.
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The key piece of advice is to complete an advanced directive, appoint whoever you trust, who knows you and your values and preferences, and give them a copy.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and The DA office simply do not have the public trust or credibility to conduct an investigation, and we call on Governor( Evelyn Yang) Cuomo and Attorney General( Letitia) James to immediately appoint a special prosecutor in Evelyn Yang place.
It varies widely. Some appoint outside independent blue-ribbon commissions to investigate and issue a public report, others investigate internally with or without a public report and some clam up entirely.
However, His Highness has given his assent to appoint Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister, while waiting for the appointment of the new prime minister. Hence until then, (Mahathir) will manage the country's affairs until a new prime minister and cabinet are appointed.
In my capacity as acting attorney general, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter.
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- предписвам, оборудвам, определям, назначавам, установявам, предназначавамBulgarian
- ausstatten, ausrüsten, festsetzen, benennen, ernennen, festlegen, bestimmen, berufenGerman
- fijar, equipar, designar, determinar, nombrarSpanish
- désigner, nommer, poser, déterminer, attribuer, fixer, choisirFrench
- scisco, addīcōLatin
- benoemen, beschikken, bepalen, vaststellenDutch
- utnämna, utseSwedish
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